How to be a stay at home mom!!!
First of all, for this to happen the very utmost thing you have to do is put your desire before the Lord. The Lord hears our prayers and wants to give us the desires of our hearts. So we start there. Pray, Pray, Pray.
The next thing is to really take a look at your self and your life and see what sacrifices you can make. I know a lot of people have debt, like mortgages and new cars they have multiple credit cards and student loans. So you will have to take a good hard look at how you can downsize your debt so that you can live on one income. I am being serious if you really want to stay home with your babies you may have to sell the house and downsize or sell your car and buy a used one. Its all in how much you want this dream to be a reality. I am not saying sell it all and have nothing, I am just trying to show you how much people think they need all this new stuff and really they don't. Stuff does not make you happy Jesus makes you happy!!! Once you get your finances in order sit down with your spouse and make a budget!!! Yes, I said that ugly word!!! BUDGET!!!!! You can not live on one income without it. Trust me I know from experience. You need to look at what your spouse brings home each month and then deduct all the bills and utilities and groceries from that, every penny should go somewhere whether it be savings or car repair, etc. Once your budget is in order and you have seen what you can live on then take action! If you feel you can't make it on just one income then look for online jobs trust me in this modern-day techie world you can find something online to do from home to make some extra money. Just how bad do you want to stay home? That is the question. Its all about living within your means, cooking from scratch, being frugal and resourceful. You're not staying home to be rich..... You're staying home to raise your children so that no one else has too. Do I sacrifice things to stay at home with my children? In my eyes I don't see it as sacrifice I see it as God's plan for my life. He blessed me with these babies and it's my responsibility to raise then in a Godly way. By doing so your children will love and respect you for it, I know I do. I am so blessed that my mom stayed home with my brother and I and then homeschooled us also, I respect and love her for showing me what it really means to be a stay at home mom! So take a leap of Faith to ask God for direction and believe that you will receive your blessing of being a stay at home mom. I hope this encourages you to look at your life and how you can make your dream a reality, where there's a will there is a way! Until next time God Bless!
We live on one income and have for some time now and our family has never been without. Is money tight yes it is! But I have learned how to be content with what I have and praise God for meeting our needs. God has blessed us and still blesses us every day and for that, I am so grateful.